Laser cutting services in Oakland — parts quoted online and delivered same day.*

99.3% quality record. Custom parts laser cut to ±0.13mm accuracy.

Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.
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"I just got my order and it is perfect! I had to get this item rushed and it arrived exactly as scheduled. The order is exactly to spec and everything fits great! Ponoko, you have a new customer for life :)"

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"We see this as the beginning of something huge"

Software powered laser cutting and engraving service with other 200+ engineered materials and 365-day guarantee on all parts.

Get same day laser cutting from our laser studio in Oakland, California. Submit your urgent parts for same day delivery, allowing you to focus on building your product rather than waiting for parts to arrive. Accelerate your time to market, impress your customers and keep your schedule in check. Ponoko’s high precision laser cutting comes with quality assurance at every stage of production so we can maintain our 99.3% precision part quality record. If something isn’t right, we’ll re-make, and re-ship for free. Use our online quote system to rapidly quote your part without waiting for someone to get back to you with a price. Upload your proprietary designs with confidence, our account terms bind us to protect your IP confidentiality, including a non-disclosure agreement. We have no minimum order quantity, and can easily supply custom laser cut parts for your volume production needs.
Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.

200+ laser cutting materials online.

Many of our customers in the Oakland Bay Area understand the challenges of finding materials that are laser-safe. To help speed up projects, we have a specially curated list of over 200+ engineering-grade materials that are not only all laser-safe, but have been carefully documented on their characteristics such as tensile strength, conductivity, and density. All our materials are available to customers in the Oakland Bay Area in any quantity whether it’s a single prototype or ten thousand for a production run.

Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.

How we deliver custom cut parts in Oakland, same day from $50 for just 1.

Our software powered manufacturing service drastically simplifies the production process for customers in the Oakland Bay Area. A single easy to use process integrates file upload, DFM, material selection, quantity, and quotation allowing for part orders to be placed in minutes. From just $50, customers in the Oakland Bay Area who place an order before 11 AM in quantities of less than 100 will have their order manufactured, shipped, and delivered all same day.

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Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select materials online.
200+ engineering grade sheets.
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Get online quote in seconds.
From $50 for just 1 delivered same day.*
93% off for 10,000. Free shipping.
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Robots produce custom parts.
Quality checked by software & people.
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Track your orders online.
Same day shipping to Oakland Bay Area, USA and worldwide. Standard shipping free.
Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.

Start from just 1 part, delivered same day.
Scale to 10,000 parts, at 93% off.

Our customers are leading their industries.

Industries (including those in the Oakland Bay Area), who value precision, quality, and scalability all choose us for their laser cutting and engraving needs. Industries such as biotech and medical prize us on our wide range of stocked materials while industries involved with automotive, and aerospace take advantage of our precision and scalability. Our ability to manufacture and ship parts same day reduces the time between design iterations from weeks to just days, and this is especially important in industries where being first to market is essential

Health
Bionic exoskeletons
Bionic exoskeletons

Ekso Bionics

Retail
iOS POS hardware
iOS POS hardware

Aila

AI
Fulfillment systems
Fulfillment systems

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IoT
Connectivity devices
Connectivity devices

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AI plant monitoring

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iPhone testing stands

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Wall clocks

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Autonomous vehicles

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Scientific devices
Scientific devices

Thermo Fisher

Biotech
Cell therapy systems
Cell therapy systems

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Robotics
Delivery robots
Delivery robots

Cyan Robotics

Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.

Laser cutting built for startups & enterprises.

Automatic IP protection.

Your online account terms bind us to protect your IP confidentiality, including a Non Disclosure Agreement.

Automated 30-day payment terms.

Upgrade to business terms today . Checkout online tomorrow. Pay in 30 days.

Free standard shipping.

For all USA shipments. Free material sample too.

Live chat with laser technicians.

We’re online Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm PT to assist you design highest quality & lowest cost custom parts.

99.3% precision part quality record.

The ability to produce precision-cut parts is only useful if that process can be repeated reliably. Our 99.3% precision part quality record over 2 million parts and 33,000+ customers clearly demonstrate our ability to not only provide precision but can do so for large orders. To demonstrate our confidence in our manufacturing capabilities, all parts come with a 365-day guarantee and free replacement services with no-questions-asked. There is a reason why so many high-tech industries in the Oakland Bay Area choose us for their laser-cut parts whether they are in aerospace, electronics, or medical.

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Standard quality procedure.

Our software, then design inspector, laser operator & quality manager quality check all orders.

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Our promise.

If our software, robots, people or suppliers get it wrong, we’ll re-make & re-ship for free. No pesky returns.

We’re passionate about unleashing hardware creativity to advance humanity.

If there is one thing that we are most passionate about, it's that we strive to unleash the full potential of our customers. Whether a part is being used in a rapid COVID test, a new wearable medical device for monitoring diabetes, or as a structural component in future space missions, we have been involved with so many life-changing projects. Our ability to manufacture and deliver parts same day for customers in the Oakland Bay Area helps to accelerate the design stage by reducing the time between design iterations from weeks to days.

The speed which you were able to have my design cut and shipped was incredibly quick. Everything is dead on for what I had designed and fits flawlessly.
- David Gabel
The pieces are exactly as I wanted them, even the little details are sharp and well done. I ordered the same pieces from different vendors to compare the quality, and yours came out on top, at the best price too. I'm looking forward to ordering from you again.
- Louis Mazet
Just wanted to let you know the chipboards came in yesterday and looked great. Thanks again for your help on this! I'm sure we will be in touch for the next one.
- Monica Rivera
Wow you guys have great prices ... You know I've been getting quotes from shops at like 4-8 times more.
- Ryan LeMere
Our laser cut centerpieces arrived on time, in excellent condition, and were a huge hit at our conference. We were so impressed with the quality and service that, when designing awards for our next event, we immediately thought of Ponoko.
- Wren Dillingham

FAQ

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Is laser cutting available for Oakland Bay Area customers?

All of Ponoko services are available to all corners of the US including the Oakland Bay Area. While most customers worldwide can use Ponoko services, US customers benefit from a 24-hour delivery service option that guarantees a delivery time of less than 24 hours after parts are manufactured for low-volume quantities. Customers from the Oakland Bay Area can also take advantage of the scalability of laser cutting services offered by Ponoko. The design files for prototypes are identical to full-scale production runs, and once a prototype is confirmed, Ponoko can provide quantities in the thousands.
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Is laser cutting in the Oakland Bay Area cost-effective?

When it comes to cost-effective machining, it is very hard to beat laser cutters thanks to the ability for laser cutters to operate quickly, the ability to work with a wide range of materials, require no tool changes, and combine the cutting and engraving stages into a single production cycle. CNCs (Computer Numeric Control), are machines that resemble laser cutters in several ways; they both use axis controllers to move a toolhead around a workpiece, both are computer controlled, and both offer extreme precision. However, CNCs generally use large cutting blades and routers to remove excess material from a workpiece, and this results in a slower production rate while also increasing the cost of the process with the need for replacement bits. Manual cutting of materials can be done by skilled hands and is ideal for creating individual prototypes. However, such methods are completely inappropriate for mass-production as manual cutting is not as precise, accurate, or scalable. 3D printing is an additive method for creating parts and is very convenient for use during prototyping stages (thanks to the many desktop 3D printers available). However, 3D printers are extremely slow as they build up parts layer by layer, and thin layers are required for creating smooth prints. If layers are too thick then the final part can be extremely rough with each layer being clearly visible. 3D printing is only ideal for prototyping and can never be used for scaled manufacturing.
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How accurate are laser cutters?

Laser cutters are extremely accurate cutting systems that not only provide high-speed operation, but can also do so with great repeatability. This makes laser cutters highly ideal for producing large quantities of 2D parts as any two parts will be virtually indistinguishable from each other. But the reason why laser cutters are so precise and accurate comes from their construction and the nature of laser beams. To start, laser cutters use computer-controlled motors meaning that identical commands result in the exact same operation. This means that the commands describing a part will produce the same part every time those commands are issued. Secondly, laser beams do not mechanically interfere with the workpiece meaning that the workpiece does not move around when the laser is in operation. CNCs, however, use routing bits which push against the workpiece, and this can induce mechanical stress onto the part being manufactured. Thirdly, because laser beams do not apply mechanical force to the workpiece, parts can be completely cut-out from the base material being cut and will remain in place. This removes the need for small joins between the base material and the parts that need to be removed after the fact. In the case of Ponoko, the specifications for laser cut parts are a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm, a laser kerf of 0 to 0.2mm, part sizes down to 6x6mm, and features down to 1x1mm. Such accuracy is difficult to achieve on CNCs, and virtually impossible with manual cutting techniques.
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What materials are available to the Oakland Bay Area customers?

All 200+ materials displayed on the Ponoko website are available to all customers including those residing in the Oakland Bay Area. Materials used by Ponoko are carefully engineered to the utmost quality and include card, metal, and fabrics. Metals stocked by Ponoko include steel, copper, brass, and aluminum, all of which come in a variety of thicknesses, colors, and grades. Fabric materials include leather and felt and have been specially chosen to work well with laser cutters (i.e., no chromium containing leather).
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What engineering markets would benefit from laser cutting?

The Oakland Bay Area has a diverse market stretching from breweries to electronics, all of which can take advantage of Ponoko laser cutting services. Metal foundries and metal workshops can take advantage of Ponoko’s ability to produce high quality cutouts for decorative pieces or intricate mechanical parts. Companies involved with the electrical industry can take advantage of laser-cut copper to make custom bus bars and other conductive channels. Winery businesses can take advantage of custom laser-cut cardstock and paper to create high-quality product insets and covers. Specifically, cardstock can be laser-cut to have patterns around its edges (something not possible with typical cutting methods), and these can be glued to wine bottles to create a product that stands out. Signage companies looking to create glowing displays can utilize Ponoko’s acrylic products. An engraved pattern will shine up when light is passed through the transparent acrylic block, but this light won’t show in areas where there is no engraving. The resulting sign is illuminated, stands out, and has a very professional finish. Engineered products that require plastic can take advantage of the many varieties of plastic stocked by Ponoko including acrylic and acetal. Hardware assemblies are often made using such materials, and the precision of Ponoko-made products will guarantee designs that meet strict tolerances.

Order laser cut custom parts from your laptop, delivered same day in Oakland.*

From $50 for just 1. 93% off for 10,000.

Custom parts delivered in Oakland same day.
*Same day delivery (or money back) is available for orders using a limited selection of materials, placed by 11am PT Monday - Friday, for 1-100 parts to Bay Area USA locations. Same day shipping (or money back) available to USA & worldwide locations.